2-Day Winery Escape from Tbilisi

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Tbilisi

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Do you want to spend a romantic night? We invite you to a two-day tour to the wine region - Kakheti.The tour includes accommodation in a chic hotel Lopota Spa Resort, built on the shore of a beautiful lake away from the noise of the city and the hustle and bustle.A fascinating tour, will talk about the history of Georgia and the traditional wine making technology.Individual transfer and wine tasting are already included in the price.
ItineraryDay 1: City Sightseeing of KakhetiPass By: Friendly Georgia, TbilisiHotel pick-upStop At: Ninotsminda cathedralThe complex includes: a cathedral with a dome, bishop's castle, fence and buildings for other purposes. The cathedral dates back to the 2nd half of the 6th century and predates Jvari Monastery at Mtskheta. Unfortunately, the church is quite damaged. The dome and upper parts of some walls were collapsed in the 19th century by an earthquake. A tall bell-tower north-east of the church was built in the middle of the 16th century. Ninotsminda Cathedral is highly significant to the development of Georgian architecture. It's higher then 20m and includes 4 storeys. Three of them are roofed and the last one is an open pavilion with bells. Brick building façade is divided into right-angles with arrow-shaped arches inside. There're crosses in the 2nd and 3rd storey arches. Another important building is bishop's house. Ninotsminda bishop Saba Tusishvili built the house in 1774. The complex is surrounded by a fortification, with corner towers and curtain walls dating from the 17th-18th centuries. The complex is currently functioned as a nunnery.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Vineria KakhetiExcellent Georgian cuisine and finest Georgian wines in a century-old botanic garden. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino, Signagi, Kakheti RegionA sacred place for Georgia, the Bodbe Monastery, where you will learn the history of religion in Georgia. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Signagi City Walls, Signagi, Kakheti RegionWe stroll along the lovely streets, go to the local market, learn about the life of the great Georgian artist Pirosmani. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Museum of History and Ethnography, Signagi, Kakheti RegionThe rich collections of the 19th-20th century self-educated artist Niko Pirosmanashvili's are one of the main features at the Sighnaghi Musuem. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tunnel Winery Khareba's, Kvareli, Kakheti RegionA unique place, which is an 8000-meter tunnel cutting into the rock. Red, white and orange wines will be presented in abundance. For an additional fee, you can participate in cooking traditional Georgian dishes. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, Gremi, Kakheti RegionAfter wine tasting, we will go to the ruins of the ancient city of Gremi, which was the capital of Kakheti in the 16th-17th centuries. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Lopota Lake Resort & SpaBy the end of the day, we will leave you alone in a beautiful place by the lake - Hotel Lopota Spa Resort. Clean air, beautiful views, the highest service will help you relax. The hotel has several swimming pools - open and in-door, a spa center, saunas, several restaurants, and bars. Every evening there is an entertainment program. Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Lopota Lake Resort & Spa is ideal for those seeking a peaceful place to rest.Day 2: Telavi, AlaverdiStop At: Giant Plane TreeThere is a biggest tree in Georgia located in the city center of Telavi (Region of Kakheti). It's not only giant, it is more than 900 years old as well.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Batonis-Tsikhe Fortress, Telavi, Kakheti RegionBatonis Tsikhe castle served as the residence of Kakhetian Kings between 17th and 18th century. The castle encloses two churches, the ruins of a royal bathhouse, and the Persian style Palace of King Erekle II.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Alaverdi Monastery, Alaverdi, Imereti RegionAlaverdi Monastery, one of the most important medieval monuments in all of Georgia. It was built in the beginning of the 11th century, and was one of the tallest buildings of its time (and the tallest religious building in Georgia until 2004). The cathedral was built on the spot of the smaller Church of St George, and the current cathedral is also dedicated to him.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Gombori Pass, Telavi, Kakheti RegionGombori road is spectacular any time of year. Small idyllic villages, magnificent sceneries of Alazani valley and Caucasus Mountains, panoramic views, sheep flocks, ancient forests, beautiful meadows and sea of clouds are just a short list of what awaits you on this road.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ujarma Fortress, Ujarma, Kakheti RegionThe fortress is one of the most important Georgian architectural monuments of Early Middle Ages, due to its strategic location and value in the past. It was built in the 3rd century AD, as one of the Georgian kings’ and prince’s main residencies. From 5th through to 6th centuries AD the Ujarma fortress saw its highest prosperity period during the reign of King Vakhtang Gorgasali and his son Dachi. It was the time when the main citadel walls, defense towers, residence building and a church were built. Ujarma played a major role in protecting this part of Georgia from Arab and Persian invasions, and in the 12th century King’s family decided to keep it’s royal treasury here. Later, due to a number of historical factors like Mongol yoke, disintegration of Georgia, and local conflicts, development of Ujarma gradually declined. and from being a prosperous city turned into ordinary small settlement following by its complete havoc.Duration: 45 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 1x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Fuel surcharge
  • One breakfast in Hotel Lopota Lake Resort & Spa
  • Wine tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Vineria Kakheti
  • Entry/Admission - Museum of History and Ethnography
  • Entry/Admission - Tunnel Winery Khareba's
  • Entry/Admission - Lopota Lake Resort & Spa
  • Entry/Admission - Ujarma Fortress

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Cooking class (optional)
  • Activities at Hotel Lopota Lake Resort & Spa
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Batonis-Tsikhe Fortress

Itinerary

Day 1: City Sightseeing of Kakheti Pass By: Friendly Georgia, Tbilisi Hotel pick-up Stop At: Ninotsminda cathedral The complex includes: a cathedral with a dome, bishop's castle, fence and buildings for other purposes. The cathedral dates back to the 2nd half of the 6th century and predates Jvari Monastery at Mtskheta. Unfortunately, the church is quite damaged. The dome and upper parts of some walls were collapsed in the 19th century by an earthquake. A tall bell-tower north-east of the church was built in the middle of the 16th century. Ninotsminda Cathedral is highly significant to the development of Georgian architecture. It's higher then 20m and includes 4 storeys. Three of them are roofed and the last one is an open pavilion with bells. Brick building façade is divided into right-angles with arrow-shaped arches inside. There're crosses in the 2nd and 3rd storey arches. Another important building is bishop's house. Ninotsminda bishop Saba Tusishvili built the house in 1774. The complex is surrounded by a fortification, with corner towers and curtain walls dating from the 17th-18th centuries. The complex is currently functioned as a nunnery. Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Vineria Kakheti Excellent Georgian cuisine and finest Georgian wines in a century-old botanic garden. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino, Signagi, Kakheti Region A sacred place for Georgia, the Bodbe Monastery, where you will learn the history of religion in Georgia. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Signagi City Walls, Signagi, Kakheti Region We stroll along the lovely streets, go to the local market, learn about the life of the great Georgian artist Pirosmani. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Museum of History and Ethnography, Signagi, Kakheti Region The rich collections of the 19th-20th century self-educated artist Niko Pirosmanashvili's are one of the main features at the Sighnaghi Musuem. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Tunnel Winery Khareba's, Kvareli, Kakheti Region A unique place, which is an 8000-meter tunnel cutting into the rock. Red, white and orange wines will be presented in abundance. For an additional fee, you can participate in cooking traditional Georgian dishes. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, Gremi, Kakheti Region After wine tasting, we will go to the ruins of the ancient city of Gremi, which was the capital of Kakheti in the 16th-17th centuries. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Lopota Lake Resort & Spa By the end of the day, we will leave you alone in a beautiful place by the lake - Hotel Lopota Spa Resort. Clean air, beautiful views, the highest service will help you relax. The hotel has several swimming pools - open and in-door, a spa center, saunas, several restaurants, and bars. Every evening there is an entertainment program. Duration: 3 hours No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Lopota Lake Resort & Spa is ideal for those seeking a peaceful place to rest.
Day 2: Telavi, Alaverdi Stop At: Giant Plane Tree There is a biggest tree in Georgia located in the city center of Telavi (Region of Kakheti). It's not only giant, it is more than 900 years old as well. Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Batonis-Tsikhe Fortress, Telavi, Kakheti Region Batonis Tsikhe castle served as the residence of Kakhetian Kings between 17th and 18th century. The castle encloses two churches, the ruins of a royal bathhouse, and the Persian style Palace of King Erekle II. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Alaverdi Monastery, Alaverdi, Imereti Region Alaverdi Monastery, one of the most important medieval monuments in all of Georgia. It was built in the beginning of the 11th century, and was one of the tallest buildings of its time (and the tallest religious building in Georgia until 2004). The cathedral was built on the spot of the smaller Church of St George, and the current cathedral is also dedicated to him. Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Gombori Pass, Telavi, Kakheti Region Gombori road is spectacular any time of year. Small idyllic villages, magnificent sceneries of Alazani valley and Caucasus Mountains, panoramic views, sheep flocks, ancient forests, beautiful meadows and sea of clouds are just a short list of what awaits you on this road. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Ujarma Fortress, Ujarma, Kakheti Region The fortress is one of the most important Georgian architectural monuments of Early Middle Ages, due to its strategic location and value in the past. It was built in the 3rd century AD, as one of the Georgian kings’ and prince’s main residencies. From 5th through to 6th centuries AD the Ujarma fortress saw its highest prosperity period during the reign of King Vakhtang Gorgasali and his son Dachi. It was the time when the main citadel walls, defense towers, residence building and a church were built. Ujarma played a major role in protecting this part of Georgia from Arab and Persian invasions, and in the 12th century King’s family decided to keep it’s royal treasury here. Later, due to a number of historical factors like Mongol yoke, disintegration of Georgia, and local conflicts, development of Ujarma gradually declined. and from being a prosperous city turned into ordinary small settlement following by its complete havoc. Duration: 45 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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